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can count on. ♪ >>> this morning on "world news now," michelle obama wows the crowd in charlotte. the main event on opening night of the democratic national convention. >> our new poll numbers show the president needs some help keeping support among women. it's wednesday, september 5th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good wednesday morning, everyone. i'm paula faris. >> i'm rob nelson. we'll have highlights of the first lady's speech and what our poll numbers show about the presidential race coming up in just a moment. >>> also this half-hour, important news about heart health from saving lives in an emergency to the silent killer putting so many americans at risk. >>> and then a revealing e-mail trail from michael jackson's final days. we have new evidence of a troubled artist spinning out of control. >>> also later this half-hour, the women of "the talk" promise to take it all off. don't get the wrong idea. talking about their makeup. the daytime hosts want to show the world that bare is beautiful. details coming up in "the skinny." >> what do you thi
president is awesome. when michelle obama takes center stage she will have a huge task to fulfill to convince america the country is better off because of her man. she is one of the biggest assets to her husband's campaign. they're to pique the interest of those supporters who might be wavering. >> barack is so, the level-headedness that you see is -- is real. >> reporter: and then there is ann romney. >> i love you, women! >> reporter: from the spotlight in tampa last week she went straight for that female vote. painting a primetime picture of her husband as a lovable, likable guy. not just that, she defended her husband against those attacks on his record at bain capital. >> i can tell you mitt romney was not handed success. he built it! [ cheers ] >> reporter: on the eve of the democratic convention in charlotte, the focus will soon be on one man, but right now it is all about the lady. >> could she help him win? >> i think strong women will help a man win, absolutely. >> reporter: down here on the convention floor, the preparations are under way. the stage where michelle obama
wednesday morning, everyone. we begin this wednesday with michelle obama, delivering an impassioned speech on the first night of the democratic national convention. >> the first lady got a rousing reception in charlotte, where she told cheering delegates that the man she knows as a husband and a father, is the man to lead this country for four more years. abc's brandi hitt joins us live from charlotte with the latest. good morning, brandi. >> reporter: michelle obama was the star at the opening night of the democratic national convention. and she revealed personal details about the president as only she could. >> being president doesn't change who you are. no, it reveals who you are. >> reporter: in an emotional speech, first lady michelle obama reminded voters her husband still stands behind working families with every tough decision he makes as president. >> for barack, success isn't about how much money you make. it's about the difference you make in people's lives. >> reporter: president obama and their daughters watched the speech from the white house. while others at the democratic n
as tomorrow. >>> michelle obama takes center stage at the democratic national convention. her deeply personal speech electrifies the crowd. >> you see, at the end of the day, my most important title is still mom in chief. >> the president and their daughters watch from the white house, as the first lady makes the case for a second term. >>> the latest on those bombshell claims about tom cruise. stunning, new details from the shocking "vanity fair" cover story about what it took to be his girlfriend. his alleged personal orders to change her look, including filing down her teeth. now, the writer who broke the story joins us. >>> and apple's supersecret surprise. we'll reveal what the brand-new product launch really is. can apple top themselves one more time? >>> and good morning, america, from the democratic convention here in charlotte. robin is with her family in mississippi right now. happy to have elizabeth vargas with us. what a night here last night. when michelle obama came out, the crowd was electrified. she brought them to their feet. she didn't mention mitt romney at all last night.
from michelle obama, compared to ann romney's speech last week, as the democratic convention now begins in just a few hours. >>> scientology storm swirling around tom cruise again. did church officials choose mates for the megastar. >>> and on the rampage, armed with a ten-ton bulldozer. >>> good morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm diana perez, in for paula faris. with labor day behind us, we begin this tuesday with the unofficial end to the summer of extremes. >> that's for sure. it's giving way to an early fall, filled with wildfires, high water and wicked winds, now bringing trouble from california to the carolinas. northeast of l.a., a fast-moving wildfire is tearing through the angeles national forest. the flames sending thousands of holiday campers fleeing. the fire has scorched six-square miles. and for now, aerial assault with a chopper and a dc-10 is the atta attack. so far, more than 300 firefighters have the flames barely contained. it comes as isaac roared ashore. almost 3,000 people remain in shelters and more than 100,000 have no power. baby emily, born too earl
. >> politics and punch lines go hand in hand, don't they? michelle obama delivered last night's top-ten list on the letterman show. here's two of the top-ten reasons to attend the democratic national convention. >> as a healthy alternative. we're using low-fat confetti. joe biden says it will be a big you know what deal. >> wait a minute. really? >> and mrs. obama's number one reason to watch the convention. drumroll, please. we'll findly find out who she is voting for. that was in question, wasn't it? >> indeed. you have to love the top ten. >>> your photos, videos and tweets online isn't enough for you. well, you might want to turn yourself into a walking social media display. >> the first wearable, programmable shirt. it's loaded with apps and tools to leave a lasting impression. the digital shirt is a prototype for now. it could be available to everyone if there is enough interest. >> it's made by the same interactive clothing company that created katy perry's light-up dress. wonder what they charge for something like that. >> you have to wonder. >> it's not cotton? >> we need more addic
where first lady michele obama did her walk through before her big speech tomorrow night. jimmy kimmel is
it was fascinating about the interview was that the ladies suggested michelle obama would be a great public officer. i agree. >> she said, you know, i don't have the patience for something look that. >> she certainly knows herself. >> she certainly knows herself. her husband knows her as well. he pointed that out. >> she was not offended in the least. she said "yep, i don't have the patience." you never know, never say never, right. >> that's true. and he says he certainly intends to stay in the white house for the next four years, but he would like to work with children after his presidency. i thought that was fascinating. >> after all the high pressure situation he's faced. good for him. wouldn't that be a nice change of pace. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton in new york for the u.n. general assembly speaking about the anti-american uprisings in the middle east. secretary clinton urging muslims to show what she calls dignity and not result to violence over the film that makes fun of prophet muhammad. she met with the leaders of afghanistan, pakistan, libya, and egypt. >>> the leader of iran
to michelle obama's performance. and to bill clinton at that moment. >> no president -- no president, not me, not any of my predecessors, no one could have fully repaired all the damage that he found in just four years. >> reporter: the romney campaign tonight calling the bounce a, quote, sugar high from the convention. but the reality from the obama economy hasn't changed. the number most important, october 3rd, debating president obama. less than one month until that first debate. how important are the debates going to be? >> i think the debates are very important. particularly when you have a small sliver that has to make up their mind. >> reporter: david muir, abc news, mansfield, ohio. >>> a report out today highlights a security threat at hospitals around the country. about 80% of high-risk hospitals do not properly secure radioactive material that could be used to make a dirty bomb. "the washington post" says among the examples in the government report, is a big-city hospital that gets highly radioactive chemicals in a locked room with a combination written on the wall where everyone
and first lady michelle obama are special guests on "the view" this morning the interview taped yesterday, barba walters asked if mrs. obama might one day run for the presidency. >> she should run for office. but she said she doesn't want to. [ applause ] >> look i mean michelle would be terrific, but temperamentally, i just don't think -- [ laughing ] >> no, it is absolutely true. it takes a lot of patience to be the president of the united states. and i'm not that patient. >> it takes a lot of guts to put that out there the way he did. good thing michelle agreed. you can watch the interview with the president and mrs. obama this morning at 10 right here on abc 7. he was this far from sleeping on the white house couch baby. >> he's farther than that. he also said, she said i can make him mad any number of ways. and he says she does it by being fairly unreasonable. >> wow! okay i take it back. hang the presidential seal on the couch it will be in use for a while. >> interesting show to watch "the view" today on abc7. >>> sir what do we have out there? >> nothing that combative maybe t tha
brandy. >> reporter: good morning. yes michelle obama was definitely the star of opening night here at the democratic national convention. she revealed personal details about president obama as only she could. >>> being president doesn't change who you are. no, it reveals who you are. >> reporter: in' al speech the first lady reminded voters her husband still stands behind working families with every tough decision he makes as president. >> for barack, success isn't about how much money you make. it is about the difference you make in people's lives. >> reporter: president obama and their daughters watched the speech from the white house while others at the democratic national convention went on the attack. >> mitt romney talks about all the things he fixed. i can tell you, massachusetts was not one of them. >> working families have paid the price for mitt romney's success. >> reporter: a new face hit the national stage. san antonio mayor julian castro the first latino to deliver a keynote address. >> my mother fought hard for civil rights so instead of a mop, i could hold this micr
. >> thank you. >>> michelle obama tonight. diane and i will have full convention coverage beginning at 10:00 p.m. eastern. >>> we're going to switch gears now overseas to prince harry making his first public appearance since all those wild photos were splashed all over the internet. he returned to the spotlight in a suit at a charity event in london. and abc's lama hasan has the details. >> reporter: two weeks after the bare-naked scandal, the prince appeared at an event honoring children with life-threatening illnesses. he was cheerful, coy and clothed. >> never one to be shy in coming forward, i'll give it a go. [ laughter ] >> reporter: the palace hadn't planned the function as image rehab. but it couldn't have come at a better time. letting harry be, well, harry. >> you're fun, dedicated, brave, inspirational, profession fall, magnificent, and fun again. >> reporter: many in the audience left wondering if he was describing the children or himself. but it's little alex logan who delivered the best line, telling itn hours earlier, what he hoped to say to the prince. >> glad you got your
is personal for president obama. katie marzullo join us live with more. >> reporter: michelle obama was certainly a crowd pleaser tonight's line-up is expected to get rave reviews from democrats. attorney general kamala harris is scheduled to speak at 6:00, harris rose to national fame after winning a massive settlement from the big banks. president clinton will speak sometime after 7:00. democrats are eager to portray the president, president obama's economic policies as mirroring those of clinton who presided during a time of prosperity. clinton has been actively campaigning for the president. last night it was all about the first lady she talked of her husband's character and charmed the audience. >> come together and stand together for the man we can trust! >> she did everything that i thought she was going to do and we are all fired up and ready to go, great speech. >> reporter: the mayor of san antonio, texas julian castro gave the keynote address he's the first latino to give that high profile speech considered an up and comer in the democratic party. remember, president obam
lady michelle obama arrives here in charlotte today. and last week she told david letterman she hopes americans tune in to the conventions because, rob and paula, she said that's when the campaign begins. >> though she admitted she didn't watch the rnc at all. >> true. >> she knows what they're going to say. >> karen, question for you. obama and biden really burning up the frequent flyer miles during the battleground states. what's on the agenda today? >> they really want to steal back the spotlight. biden in michigan today. a critical state for them. the president in ohio today. he is going there, a state they're paying a lot of attention to. both campaigns are really pouring a lot of resources in. but rob, you will like this one, he will have a little detour, heading down to louisiana later today. he is going to meet with officials there to survey the flood damage and get a briefing on how things are going. chance for him to look presidential, but rob, paula, remember, mitt romney did it last week. he beat him to it when he went down last friday. >> he did. got a jump on him, too. a
in politics and hollywood. michelle obama, bill clinton, the president himself, to superstars like eva longoria, mary j. blige and the black by the peas. >> we don't have the problems that out other part has. we're not divided. >> reporter: the president's top strategists making the rounds of sunday's talk shows. >> their campaign is built on a tripod of lies. a welfare attack that is untrue. the suggestion that we're raiding medicare, absolutely untrue. >> reporter: as the democrats ramp up for their prime time moments -- many are bashing last week's show in tampa. >> he said it was a mistake to end the war in iraq and bring our warriors home. shed it was a mistake that set a mandate for our warriors in afghanistan and bring them home. >> reporter: and it's chatter over one of the most memorable moments of the convention goes on. that conversation between clint eastwood and the empty chair representing president obama with the president saying yesterday, he's still a huge clint eastwood fan. >> it has been dubbed the clint moment already. thank you, cecilia vega. for more, we go to ja
to marry michelle obama. >> reporter: clinton had two basic arguments. one, that while the republicans are intransigent, the president, like him, is all about cooperation, having named republicans and former rivals to his cabinet. >> heck. he even appointed hillary. >> reporter: point two, that the president, like him, supports economic principles that will work. while the republicans do not. the former president had several other points to make. >> the republican argument against the president's re-election was actually pretty simple. we left him a total mess. he hasn't cleaned it up fast enough. so, fire him and put us back in. >> reporter: former president clinton and the arena gave an answer to the question that obama campaign officials seemed to stumble on earlier this week. >> but are we better off than we were when he took office? >> reporter: afterwards, president obama electrified the audience by surprising them by joining president clinton on stage. offering a bro hug and a personal presidential applause for a former rival, to which the former president said simply, thanks. o
this morning in the interview taped yesterday barbara walters asked if mrs. obama might one day run for the presidency. >> she should run for office but says she doesn't want to. [ applause ] >> the president: look, michelle would be terrific, but temperamentally, i just don't think that -- >> it is absolutely true. it takes a lot of patience to be the president of the united states. and i'm not that patient. >> i think the president just dodged a bullet. you can watch the president and mrs. obama on the view this morning at 10. >> that's the response publicly. >>> if you missed monday night football last night on espn you missed the call that has fans and most of the nfl talking many string of controversial calls by replacement refs came to a head last night. john muller shows us more: >> final play, end zone -- >> reporter: game winning hail mary pass looked like an interception. >> who has i? touchdown! >> reporter: calling it on espn the refs were giving mixed signals. >> the call on the field stands. touchdown. game is over. >> seahawks win in the most bizarre finish you will e
in and interview taped yesterday barbara walters asked if mrs. obama might run day aren't for the presidency. >> she should run but says she doesn't want to. [ applause ] >> look, i mean michelle would be terrific, but temperamentally, i just don't think that -- >> no, it is absolutely true. it takes a lot of patience to be the president of the united states. and i'm not that patient. >>> only the leader of the free world could get away with saying that. watch the interview with president and mrs. obama this morning at 10 right here on abc 7. >> mitt romney also in new york to address the clinton global initiative annual gathering today. romney continues to hammer the president's handling of foreign policy while on the campaign trail. >>> he brought sexy back. justin timberlake is trying to do the same thing with myspace. >> jane king with that and cutbacks at staples. >>> yes, back-to-school specials like one cent he raisers and note books the -- the supply chain accelerateing closings in the u.s. nearly four dozen overseas, large companies, small businesses and students shift to online and
. romney mentioned jobs ten times more than obama. so the distinction there. but i think it was a solid, solid speech, but those speeches beforehand from former president bill clinton and michelle, that was a tough act to follow. >> they don't have burden of being in office. joe can come out swinging, clinton can come out swinging. they do the dirty work. the president has to appear presidential and take the high road. he didn't want to get down -- he took a few good, solid body shots at mitt romney, but it wasn't the full frontal that i think you saw in other cases here. he did focus heavily on foreign policy. that was, i think, a rebuttal to romney not mentioning afghanistan, the war at all in his speech first time in 52 years, war has not been in the speech. that's why it is so heavy. again, let the analyses continue all day today. right. be sure to join our active online discussion about the democratic national convention, do so on our facebook page, wnnfans.com. >>> now to the bizarre turn of events for one airline passenger. the man was flying home to texas to celebrate his 29th b
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